German tennis talent Nastasja Schönke has qualified for the junior finals at Wimbledon.
The basics in brief
- “IM so happy.
The 17-year-old from Lemen won the semi-finals in London 6:4, 4:6, 6:4 against Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva of Andorra. The only 15-year-old was number one. Shank decided the brilliant duel between left-handed players in the first place after 2:12 hours and many difficult basic duels. In Sunday’s final, Shank will meet 17-year-old Spaniard Anne Muntagy del Olmo.
“IM so happy. When I flipped the match point, I thought it was very beautiful on the field. It was by far the largest stadium I’ve played on, and the largest number of spectators. “I wanted to enjoy it,” Shank said, “and the tournament isn’t over yet.”
The German runner-up is part of the youth team of the German Tennis Federation. At the WTA tournament in Stuttgart last April, she secured a spot on the main field by qualifying, but was knocked out in the first round. Barbara Rittner, the head of German women’s tennis, is also in touch with Schenck. Ritner herself was a small Wimbledon winner 30 years ago. “She didn’t tell me she won. But there is a board here, and I saw it there,” the German talent stated.
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